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Michael Heidelberger

Michael Heidelberger ForMemRS was an American immunologist. He and Oswald Avery showed that the polysaccharides of pneumococcus are antigens, enabling him to show that antibodies are proteins. He spent most his early career at Columbia University and comparable time in his later years on the faculty of New York University. In 1934 and 1936 he received the Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1967 he received the National Medal of Science, and then he earned the Lasker Award... Read More

BornApril 29, 1888
New York City, US
DiedJune 25, 1991 (aged 103)
New York City
FieldsOrganic chemistry


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